After Dinner Comedian, Sportmans Dinner Comedian
Austin Knight began his career whilst still attending school, during holidays he regularly travelled around the UK with an act called the BROOKLYN CLOWNS which was based at the former BELLE VUE leisure park at Manchester. This involved the usual antics of custard pie and bucket of water slapstick scenarios which was the foundation on which the present act was formed.
Towards the late eighties, when impressionists became unfashionable, he developed a stand-up act featuring topical news items of the day, a wry glance at life's quirks and idiosyncrasies from a skewiff viewpoint. He currently writes a humorous weekly newspaper column 'Life With Austin' which comments on the weeks events and is syndicated in newspapers covering Tameside, Glossop, Derbyshire, Ashton - Under -Lyne, East Manchester, Hyde, North Cheshire, Mossley, Saddleworth, Stalybridge and Stockport. He has also written many comedy scripts, both for TV & Radio, done studio warm-up (or down as the case may be!) His writing career commenced by compiling sketches for Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, and many more.
Austin has appeared as an actor/presenter in various TV productions which include Coronation St, Krypton Factor, Sandbaggers, Takeover TV, Taggart, Fallen Hero, Crib the Detective, and THE NEW COMEDIANS the list goes on and on. In 2005 he played 'The Funniest Man on Earth' in the feature film 'ZEMANOVALOAD'. His gigs have included, The Carlsberg Comedy Festival in Koh Samui,The Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium, pre-match entertainment at Manchester United FC, a four week provincial theatre tour with 'The New Comedians', many sporting dinners, players testimonials and high profile corporate events for major companies and professional associations nationwide.